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Dalrymple, Alexander (1737 - 1808)

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Hydrographer and Geographer
Born: 24 July 1737  New Hailes, Scotland.  Died: 19 June 1808.
Alexander Dalrymple, an employee of the East India Co. from 1752, published a number of books about the unexplored Pacific area and was recommended as 'particularly suitable' for the mission to the Pacific to observe the transit of Venus in 1769.

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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 26 July 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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